Moscow, Idaho 

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Climate in Moscow, Idaho

Moscow, Idaho gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Moscow averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 169 sunny days per year in Moscow. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Moscow gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Moscow ranks 69/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Moscow, IdahoUnited States
  21.6 in.38.1 in.
  42.8 in.27.8 in.
  116.0 days106.2 days
  169 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  25.8°21.7°
  6954
  34.3
  2579 ft.2443 ft.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


August is the hottest month for Moscow with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Idaho. In Moscow, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Moscow are September, July and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Moscow with an average of 24.1°. This is one of the warmest places in Idaho.


In Moscow, there are 16.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Moscow, there are 122.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Idaho.


In Moscow, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.


November is the wettest month in Moscow with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 31% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.6 inches in Moscow means that it is wetter than most places in Idaho.


November is the rainiest month in Moscow with 14.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.8 rainy days. There are 116.0 rainy days annually in Moscow, which is rainier than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.8 inches in Moscow means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho.



January is the snowiest month in Moscow with 14.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Moscow    10 Reviews
    Heart of the Arts? Try Heart of the MOLD. - 6/25/2015
    For a small town, Moscow (say Mos-coh, not Mos-KOW) isn't really that bad. It is ridiculously expensive to live here, but there are a lot of natural recreation options,... Read More

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    Not enough for kids to do & expensive to live here - 2/4/2014
    Housing is very expensive compared to other areas of Idaho. Expect to pay upwards of $225,000 for a decent 3 bedroom home, and more if you want a good-sized yard... Read More

    Climate - 7/7/2013
    Tom Thank you for your detailed comments on Moscow, ID, esp. the climate. We are in the process of selling our home in preparation to move to Moscow (sight unseen).... Read More


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